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version 4/120212 by Ron Newcomb

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  • Section - (in place of Section 2 - Verbs in Plurality by Emily Short)

    The recently said number is a number that varies. The recently said number variable translates into I6 as "say__n".

    To say Is-are: say "[Is-are of prior named noun]".
    To say Is-are of (item - an object): say "[=> item][=>capital][are*]".

    To say has-have: say "[have*]".
    To say has-have of (item - an object): say "[=> item][have*]".
    To say Has-have: say "[=>capital][have*]".
    To say Has-have of (item - an object):say "[=> item][=>capital][have*]".
    To say 's-'re of (item - an object): say "[=> item]['s-'re]".

    To say numerical 's-'re: if the recently said number is 1, say "[=> any third person singular]"; otherwise say "[=> any third person plural]"; say 's-'re.
    To say numerical is-are: if the recently said number is 1, say "[=> any third person singular]"; otherwise say "[=> any third person plural]"; say are*.
    To say numerical has-have: if the recently said number is 1, say "[=> any third person singular]"; otherwise say "[=> any third person plural]"; say have*.
    To say Numerical is-are: if the recently said number is 1, say "[=> any third person singular]"; otherwise say "[=> any third person plural]"; say "[^][are*]".
    To say Numerical has-have: if the recently said number is 1, say "[=> any third person singular]"; otherwise say "[=> any third person plural]"; say "[^][have*]".

    To say es: say es of prior named noun.
    To say es of (item - an object): if the item acts plural, say ""; otherwise say "es".
    To say ies: say ies of prior named noun.
    To say ies of (item - an object): if the item acts plural, say "y"; otherwise say "ies".

    [ Plurality is inconsistent with whether or not the "of (a thing)" versions of phrases set the prior named noun. I mimic this here so there's no surprises for existing works. ]